Barack Obama Jokes About Jay-Z and Taylor Swift, Walks Out to DJ Khaled
History's most hip-hop commander-in-chief was at it again at last night's White House Correspondents' Dinner.
First, Barack Obama walked out with DJ Khaled's "All I Do Is Win" as his introduction song. Coming to the podium, he joked, "How do you like my new entrance music?" He then referenced the extreme right wing pundit (who's also been critical of Beyoncé lately) saying, "Rush Limbaugh warned you about this -- second term baby!"
Then, during his opening monologue (at the 4:15 mark of the video above), he referenced Jay-Z and Beyoncé's recent controversial trip to Cuba, and Hova's response track "Open Letter."
"This whole controversy with Jay-Z going to Cuba; it's unbelievable," said Obama. "I've got 99 problems, and now Jay-Z's one!"
People have been cracking "99 Problems" jokes for quite some time (since the hit song came out on "The Black Album" in 2004) but hearing Obama bring it back was worth quite a laugh.
Later on, Obama commented on the budget sequester issue, saying, "Republicans fell in love with this thing, and now they can't stop talking about how much they hate it. It's like we're trapped in a Taylor Swift album."